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Cresa Atlanta
3475 Piedmont Road
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.257.8866 tel
404.256.6399 fax


Jim Byrd
Managing Principal
404.446.1573 tel
Bubba Chrismer
Managing Principal
404.446.1574 tel
Kevin Creel
Managing Principal
404.446.1576 tel
Billy Hobbs
Managing Principal
404.446.1579 tel
Jim Bob Taylor
Managing Principal
404.446.1864 tel
Thomas B. Tindall
Managing Principal
404.446.1588 tel


Cresa Atlanta is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants – office and industrial space users. As professional real estate advisors, we are passionate about understanding the needs of our clients and strive to deliver exceptional service for the long term. We collaborate with clients to provide service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented counsel. By choosing to represent the interests of Tenants alone, Cresa Atlanta avoids conflicts of interest. 

For clients that choose to relocate, our work is not complete until they experience a seamless transition to new space. Cresa Atlanta offers project management and relocation planning services, ensuring that construction projects are delivered on time and under budget. With more than 100 years of combined experience, in addition to office, industrial and retail space construction, our Project Managers have experience with build-to-suit, call centers, hotels, restaurants, educational, and medical facilities.

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Our mission is to provide customized solutions exclusively for corporate space users by offering fully integrated services that align their real estate needs with their business plans, delivering maximum cost savings and exceeding expectations.


Our vision is to be the exception in the commercial real estate industry: A company that is service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented, with advisors who are client focused not deal focused. 


We are guided by the concept, “Do the Right Thing,” both internally and externally. We will always do what is right for the client’s best interest and put that interest before our own. We treat our clients and employees with respect, dignity and fairness in all matters.


  • Airport/North Clayton

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    101,031,847 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2016

    16,281,704 SF
    86260 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
    $34.09 SF
  • Buckhead Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2016

    2,824,975 SF
    30,952 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2016

    23,010,131 SF
    (155,901) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2016

    8,447,923 SF
    243,625 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Chattahoochee

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    22,266,500 SF
    (493,517) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2016

    16,719,886 SF
    59,089 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2016

    14,988,291 SF
    15,497 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Duluth/Suwanee/Buford

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    49,862,145 SF
    1,004,015 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • GA-316/Lawrenceville

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    19,544,246 SF
    (55,707) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • I-20W/Douglasville

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    47,189,791 SF
    141,434 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Kennesaw/Acworth

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    39,430,807 SF
    2,130,497 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2016

    16,895,955 SF
    568,374 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2016

    5,412,509 SF
    4,591 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Norcross

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    32,883,166 SF
    456,390 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2016

    17,031,526 SF
    (141,177) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2016

    14,990,494 SF
    242,094 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton/Forsyth County

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    30,645,924 SF
    811,391 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Cumberland/Galleria Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2016

    15,889,900 SF
    497.134 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Cumberland/Galleria Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2016

    10,638,764 SF
    (167,090) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • South Clayton/Henry County

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2016

    54,750,961 SF
    1,212,250 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate

Market Insights

While absorption in the 4th Quarter was the highest for 2016, total absorption for the year was down drastically from the more than 5.5 million SF reported in 2015. Yet, rental rates continued to climb, although moderating toward the end of the year. 


Continuing its drop in Metro-Atlanta’s industrial market, net absorption posted more than a 50% change from Q3 to Q4 posting a positive 1,440,306 square feet. Overall net absorption for the year was 13,686,346 square feet.



Michael Bennett Associate, Industrial Services 404.446.1862
Danny Bernstein Associate 404-446-1565
RT Bowden Vice President 404.446.1580
Jim Byrd Managing Principal 404.446.1573
Bubba Chrismer Managing Principal 404.446.1574
Dennis Compton Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1865
Kevin Creel Managing Principal 404.446.1576
Nance Donaldson, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1586
Kari Drees Operations Associate 404.446.1592
Edward Easterlin Senior Vice President 404.446.1570
Paula F. Fowler Principal, Senior Vice President 404.446.1589
Joseph Grace Principal 404.446.1578
Scott A. Hardeman Vice President 404.446.1863
Billy Hobbs Managing Principal 404.446.1579
Cloteen B. Jasmin Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions 404.446.1562
Jason Jones Principal 404.446.1581
Cris Katz Executive Assistant 404.446.1587
Mike Loy Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1583
Paula McBryde Accounting Associate 404.446.1582
Craig Mendel Vice President 404.446.1568
Bob Misdom Principal 404.446.1598
Tim Moresco Senior Vice President 404.446.1595
Brooks Morris Vice President 404.446.1564
Scott Polinski Vice President 404.446.1563
Hugh Rader Vice President 404.446.1597
Annette Reabe Executive Assistant 404.446.1596
Ed Riggins, SIOR, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1584
Andy Roberts Vice President 404.446.1866
Hansell Roddenbery Principal 404.446.1585
Megan Rolquin Executive Assistant 404.446.1860
Daman E. Shuman Marketing & Social Media Director 404.446.1591
Jim Bob Taylor Managing Principal 404.446.1864
Thomas B. Tindall Managing Principal 404.446.1588
Danny Vander Maten Vice President 404.446.1569
Daniel H. Wagnon, SIOR Senior Vice President 850.656.6555
J. Buckner Winfield, III, SIOR Senior Vice President 404.446.1593
Doug Wise, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1577


Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Advertising Technology - Colocation Renewal Atlanta, Georgia   
Atlantic Business Systems Duluth  43,263  
B&E Jackson & Associates, Inc. Atlanta  8,937  
Beazley Atlanta  6,700  
Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. Atlanta   17,003  
Confidential Client Atlanta  7,325 SF 
CredAbility Atlanta  41,772  
CSX Transportation, Inc.   150,000+  
Dekalb Office Environments Alpharetta  125,000  
Easter Seals of North Georgia Atlanta, GA  7,147 SF 
Fidelity National Title Group Atlanta, GA  10,085 
General Shale Brick, Inc. Atlanta   
Law Firm - Cloud Sourcing and Savings Atlanta, Georgia   
Levantina USA Dallas, TX  100,000 
LivePerson, Inc. Atlanta, GA  7,800 
Managed Hosting – International Colocation London, UK   
Miller Zell, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia  311,000 
Mizuno USA Braselton, GA  520,000 
Multi-city National: Wide Area Network Atlanta, Georgia   
New Wide Area Network Atlanta, Georgia   
Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood Atlanta  6,500 
Recall Atlanta  6,000,000 
Sagepath Atlanta, GA  10,000 
Sanofi-Aventis Alpharetta, GA  6,500 
Silverton Bank Atlanta   
Sintec Media Grand Rapids, MI  7,669 SF 
Suzanna's Kitchen Suwanee, GA  326,000 
Tech Packaging - Build-to-Suit Hazelton, PA  223,200 
The Sports Section Duluth  36,918  
Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. Maimi, FL  10,000 
Undisclosed Client Metro Atlanta  202,000 
Victaulic Company of America Aurora, IL  61,897  

Subleases & Sales

Property Available Space Rental Rate
Lease: ATLANTA - Lease - 1990 Defoor Avenue
1990 Defoor Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
73,500 SF; ±13,230 SF $6.000 NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 2850 Premiere Pkwy
2850 Premiere Pkwy.
Duluth, GA 30097
86,000 RSF (Not Divisible) Negotiable
Sublease: ATLANTA - Lenox Towers North
3400 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30326
5,724 SF $20.00 Full Service
Sale: COMMERCE - 366 Industrial Parkway
366 Industrial Parkway
Commerce, GA
28,931 SF
Sale: DOUGLASVILLE - 8950 Highway 5
8950 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30314
45,000 SF
Sale: DULUTH - 11300 Lakefield Dr
11300 Lakefield Dr
Duluth, GA 30097
10,000± SF $17.00 FS
Lease: MARIETTA - 775 Franklin Road
775 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067
$9.00 NNN
Sale: COVINGTON - 12862 Brown Bridge Rd
12862 Brown Bridge Rd
Covington, GA
Sale: SUWANEE - 1100 Satellite Blvd
1100 Satellite Blvd
Suwanee, GA 30024
6,472 SF existing building with the ability to expand by another 6,000 SF. Additional land on the Property will accommodate a second 5,000 SF pad site $14.00/SF MG or SALES PRICE: $1,500,000
Sale: FOREST PARK - 842 Main Street
842 Main Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
0.689 Acres
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3810 Windmere Pky. Cumming, GA
3810 Windmere Pky.
Suites 503 & 504
Cumming, GA 30041
Suite 503 & 504 Suite 503: $16.75/SF NNN | Suite 504: $17.75/SF NNN
Sale: ATLANTA - 3300-2 Northeast Expy
3300-2 Northeast Expy
Atlanta, GA 30341
9,828 SF $1,080,000
Sublease: ATLANTA - 2100 Nancy Hanks Dr.
2100 Nancy Hanks Dr
Norcross, GA 30071
Suite 2100-F | 28,960 RSF; Warehouse: 24,960 SF; Office: 2,174 SF $4.50/SF NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 115 Perimeter Center Pl NE
South Terraces
115 Perimeter Center Pl NE
Alpharetta,, GA 30004
Suite 950B - 7,703 RSF $25.50/RSF (Full Service)
Sublease: ATLANTA - 4194 NE Expressway
4194 N.E. Expressway
Suite F
Doraville,, GA 30340
16,777 SF $4.50 NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 4750 Frederick Drive & 350 Patton Drive
4750 Frederick Drive & 350 Patton Drive
Atlanta, GA 30336
86,770 SF Total $3.00/SF Gross
Lease: ATLANTA - 1335 Industrial Blvd NW
1335 Industrial Blvd NW
Conyers, GA 30012
34,900 SF Total Office Space - Suite C | 10,200 SF; Suite D | 13,500 SF (Suite C & D - Contiguous 23,700 SF) Suite F | 11,200 SF $9.00/SF NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1075 Inner Loop Road
1075 Inner Loop Road
Suite 200, Building A
Atlanta, GA 30337
8,108 SF Negotiable
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
5000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Suite 160
Norcross, GA 30071
Suite 160 - 5,687 SF $8.50/SF NNN
Sale: ATLANTA - Sale - 1990 Defoor Avenue
1990 Defoor Ave
Atlanta, GA 30318
73,500 SF; +/-13,230 SF
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3717 Wilson Road, Suite 200
3717 Wilson Rd
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30354
29,425 SF $4.75/SF
Sale: ATLANTA - 4925 Avalon Ridge Pky
4925 Avalon Ridge Pky
Norcross, GA 30071
138,055 SF
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5 Concourse Parkway
5 Concourse Pky
Suite 2725
Atlanta, GA 30328
6,715 SF $22.00/SF
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1 Glenlake Pkwy
1 Glenlake Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
5,727 RSF (4th Floor) $28.50/RSF (Full Service)
Sublease: ROSWELL - 1000 Holcomb Woods Pky
1000 Holcomb Woods Pky
Suite 120
Roswell, GA 30076
5,021 SF Below market
Sublease: 1000 Centre Green Way
1000 Centre Green Way
Cary, NC 27513
Premises: 36,416 SF available (34,115 SF on 3rd floor & 2,301 SF video conference center and server room on 2nd floor) Below Market
Sale: 190 Comfort Road, Palatka
190 Comfort Road
Putnam County
Palatka, FL 32177
42,000 +/- SF Price Reduced: $750,000
Sublease: Dallas - 1215 W Crosby Rd
1215 W Crosby Rd.
Carrolton, TX 75006
75,793 SF Total; 1,718 SF Office $3.81/SF NNN
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Community Service


At Cresa Atlanta, we believe in “paying it forward.” During the year, we fund and provide volunteers for four different community service projects.

In January and again in December, we participated in the Feed the Homeless initiative, founded by real estate veteran, Hugh Pafford. Each Saturday, an Atlanta real estate company funds the food that is served to the homeless in downtown Atlanta. The food is cooked by volunteers using a mobile feeding unit and served “on the street.”  

Every March, Cresa Atlanta buys a large quantity of canned goods and delivers it to the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center. In addition to stocking the shelves, we provide volunteers to help change out the thrift store clothing from winter to summer clothes.

Annually, Cresa Atlanta also participates in the CoreNet Community Reinvestment Challenge. For the past two years, we have helped fund improvements to Nicholas House, the only homeless shelter in Georgia that houses entire families. This year, our Cresa Atlanta volunteers helped landscape the grounds of the shelter near Grant Park, repaired a porch roof and painted parts of the interior of the house.

After celebrating our own Thanksgiving lunch, we got to work “stuffing” 250 toiletries bags for homeless men. The bags were then donated to Must Ministries, who will distribute them to homeless men attending the Must Ministries Thanksgiving lunch. Cresa Atlanta also made a cash contribution to the operating account to help finance the many outreach programs of this organization.

Cresa Atlanta is grateful for its many blessings, including our wonderful clients, employees, advisors, vendors, and real estate associates. We are pleased to be in a position to “pay it forward” through our community service efforts.

Testimonials and Selected Clients



Colocation, Cloud & Connectivity Solutions

Cresa has decades of experience advocating for corporate space users in real estate transactions. The breadth of real estate has grown from office buildings to industrial warehouses and on to data centers - especially colocation facilities. As a natural extension we also offer services to provide Voice, Cloud and Connectivity solutions for our clients.

Companies enjoy working with someone they know and trust - and who has proven their value time and again. We provide additional services so clients do not have to seek alternate resources. Instead, Cresa seamlessly integrates Voice, Data Center, Cloud and Connectivity solutions so you can spend more time on what is important ... your business. 


Our research technology and seasoned experts will help you find the right solution and select the right provider.


Once we help you decide on a solution and a provider, we negotiate the contract on your behalf and get you the best service and payment terms.


Our project managers will ensure that your services are installed properly and on-time with minimal disruption to your business.

Core Products - We source more than 90 cloud and telecom providers and 1,500 data centers with the service that's right for your business. 


Managed Cloud

Security as a Service

Fiber Ethernet

Data Center

Hosted VoIP


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Project Management

Cresa projects are not complete until our clients experience a seamless transition to new space. The Atlanta office offers project management and relocation planning services, ensuring that construction projects are delivered on time and under budget.

Making It All Work

Whatever real estate project you have in mind, we have the people who can implement it. We'll oversee the planning and design, gather the right team, and direct the entire construction process — keeping a close eye on the budget the entire time.

Our project managers often take an active role in both the strategy and transaction phases of a project, advising on issues of programming, feasibility, and other challenges that may affect the ultimate build-out of space.

The Team

With more than 140 years of combined experience, the Atlanta project management team provides clients with turnkey oversight of space design, construction, vendor selection and interface, furniture installation, cabling, and move coordination.

In addition to office, industrial and retail space construction, our Project Managers have experience with build-to-suit, call centers, hotels, restaurants, educational, and medical facilities.

The team is actively involved in many industry associations as well as holds LEED AP accreditations, and other certifications in the state of Georgia and nationally.

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Industrial and Supply Chain

Cresa Atlanta works with companies to develop real estate solutions that optimize the supply chain while controlling costs. Our industrial and supply chain specialists apply Cresa's proven methods and integrated services to locate, acquire, and develop industrial and logistics space, always striving to reach an outcome that exceeds the client’s requirements. We focus on helping our clients make real estate decisions that create leverage and lead to a competitive advantage. By solely representing the interests of tenants, Cresa is uniquely qualified to advise clients and advance their best interests in order to increase efficiency, speed time-to-market, improve service levels, and improve profitability.

Supply Chain Meets Real Estate

A warehouse isn’t just real estate. It’s a crucial link in your supply chain. As a pivot point for moving your goods around the country, its location cannot be haphazard.

And yet, warehouse space that truly fits your needs may be in short supply — at any given time, your options will most likely be limited.

Our consultants are known for taking a more holistic view of your entire supply chain. We know how the right real estate can add vital flexibility to your logistical needs, so we look beyond just rent to the equally important costs associated with transportation, fuel, and labor.

In short, we combine our considerable real estate savvy with an unmatched understanding of the broader issues of supply chain management. 

Manufacturing for Today’s World

In today’s business climate, there are any number of reasons to relocate your manufacturing facilities. Maybe you need to modernize your operations. Maybe you’re looking for a more capable workforce. Maybe you’re attracted to localities that offer economic incentives. Or maybe you’re “backshoring” — bringing your operations back from overseas.

Regardless of your reasons, our industrial experts have the knowledge and resources to address them. We work with manufacturers of all kinds, from metalworking and machine shops to the most advanced technology-driven facilities, from light assembly to precision medical device production.  We are thoroughly familiar with new trends in both engineering and production, and we can help you find a building ideally suited to the flexibility your operations now demand.  

Integrated Services

Once we’ve identified a course of action — whether for your supply chain or manufacturing needs — we then assemble the right combination of services to carry it out. From a single point of contact, we’ll coordinate an integrated team of specialists that can provide:

So don’t try to shoe-horn your industrial requirements into a space that’s not right for you. Talk to people with the experience and expertise to meet those requirements in an unbiased, strategically-sound manner. Call our Industrial Advisors at 404.257.8866.

Selected Clients